list of publications

Fiscal Rules and Discretion in a World Economy,” (with Marina Halac), 2018, forthcoming, American Economic Review

"Optimal Time-Consistent Government Debt Maturity," (with Davide Debortoli and Ricardo Nunes), 2017, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 132, 55-102.
- Online Appendix


"A Note on Optimal Fiscal Policy in an Economy with Private Borrowing Limits," (with Marina Azzimonti), 2017, Economics Letters, 151, 62-65


"The Institutional Causes of China’s Great Famine, 1959-1961" (with Xin Meng and Nancy Qian), 2015, Review of Economic Studies, 82, 1568-1611.


"A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles" (with Laurence Ales and Pricila Maziero), 2014, Journal of Economic Theory, 153, 224-251

  - Online Appendix


"Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistent Shocks" (with Marina Halac), 2014, Econometrica, 82, 1557-1614
  - Online Appendix


"Public Debt under Limited Private Credit," 2013, Journal of the European Economic Association, 11, 229-245


"The Political Economy of Indirect Control" (with Gerard Padró i Miquel), 2012, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127, 947-1015


"A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars" (with Daron Acemoglu, Michael Golosov, and Aleh Tsyvinski), 2012, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127, 283-331
  - Online Appendix


"Political Limits to Globalization" (with Daron Acemoglu), 2010, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 100, 83-88


"Future Renting-Seeking and Current Public Savings" (with Ricardo Caballero), 2010, Journal of International Economics, 82, 124-136


"A Dynamic Theory of War and Peace," 2010, Journal of Economic Theory, 145, 1921-1950


"Politicians, Taxes, and Debt," 2010, Review of Economic Studies, 77, 806-840


"Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis" (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson), 2009, Journal of Monetary Economics, 56(8), 1043-1058


"Income and Democracy," (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson), 2008, American Economic Review, 98(3),808-842.


"From Education to Democracy?" (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson), 2005, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 95(2), 44-49

list of Working Papers

The Optimal Public and Private Provision of Safe Assets,” (with Marina Azzimonti), 2018

Optimal Taxation and Debt Management without Commitment,” (with Davide Debortoli and Ricardo Nunes), 2018


Commitment vs. Flexibility with Costly Verification,” (with Marina Halac), 2017


Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Self-Enforcement,” (with Marina Halac), 2017


Instrument-Based vs. Target-Based Rules,” (with Marina Halac), 2018


list of Cases

"Lehman Brothers: Too Big to Fail?" (with Jack Lysohir and Emi Nakamura), 2016, Columbia CaseWorks


Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: GM at the Onset of the 2008 Financial Crisis,” (with Nicolas Vincent), 2014, Columbia CaseWorks


"The Obama Stimulus," 2014, Columbia CaseWorks


The Solow Model Unleashed: Understanding Economic Growth” (with Nicolas Vincent), 2013, Columbia CaseWorks